|Statement||Robert M. Grant and David Noel Freedman..|
|Contributions||Freedman, David Noel, 1922-|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||192|
This is one reason the authors title their translation "The Secret Sayings.". Jesus is posed here as a Teacher-Revealer of Esoteric Knowledge revealed only to certain chosen ones. This is a writing in the common gnostic style, a collection of sayings or teachings of Jesus.4/5(8). The Secret Sayings of Jesus. A modern translation of the Gospel of Thomas, along with a commentary on each saying. Provides a wealth of background on the history of Gospel texts in general and attempts to draw a portrait of the man known as Thomas. A modern translation of the Gospel of Thomas, along with a commentary on each saying/5. The sayings of Jesus in these books are discussed, interpreted, and revised within the contexts of the history, culture and religion of that time. Many sayings were similar to kingdom sayings, proverbial utterances and parables of the New Testament/5(70). The Secret Sayings of Ye Su: A Silk Road Gospel provides a translation of, introduction to, and commentary upon an extraordinary, previously unknown manuscript/5(5).
The discovery of 13 books containing 52 texts in the Nile River valley of Egypt in called Nag Hammadi opened the door for the history of early Christianism and the teachings of four Gnostic gospels called; the secret book of James, the gospel of Thomas, the book of Thomas and secret book of John/5. It is written everywhere, and in all faiths, “Seek and you shall find.” There is tremendous, inconcievable wisdom hidden in the Gospel of Thomas, be worthy and it will bestow you. After all, “These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.”. These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down. (1) And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death.". (2) Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. The Secret Book of John. This book, which is also called the Apocryphon of John, was probably written in the second century. Its unknown author claimed to be John the son of Zebedee, one of the original twelve disciples. The opening lines say that Jesus gave some secret teachings to John after his resurrection.
The introductory line, “These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down”, would seem to identify the transcriber of the gospel as the disciple Thomas, but instead is a secret code name whose meaning “Twin-Praise God-Twin”, represents a mystery equation uniting two spiritual counterparts with God. The introductory line, “These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down”, is a dedication written as a secret code name whose meaning “Twin-Praise God-Twin”, is an equation uniting two with God. Gospel of Thomas. This "secret sayings" gospel does not tell the story of Jesus' life, but rather is a list of over of his sayings, some of which are familiar to readers of the New Testament. But McLaren is not the first person to get in on the "secret" message of Jesus. The kingdom of God has been dealt with more thoroughly and more biblically by several New Testament McLaren's book is just a mediocre attempt to understand the message of Jesus and its implications for today/5.